Planning Consultation

Posted on: 20 May 2016

Local people have a chance to have their say on how they are consulted on future planning documents.  Mid Devon District Council is reviewing its Statement of Community Involvement, to ensure the most effective methods of involving the community in the planning process are considered.

At the same time, the Council has prepared a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), ‘Refuse storage for new residential properties’ which will include guidance on the design of waste and recycling storage for all types of properties in Mid Devon.  The Council has prepared a report that forms the first stage in the process of preparing an SPD setting out the scope, subject and potential content and seeks to gather the views of developers, the local community and other interested parties on what it should contain.

Councillor Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning & Economic Development, said ‘The Refuse Storage SPD will provide much needed guidance to ensure that suitable waste and recycling storage is provided in all new residential development. In addition, by reviewing the Statement of Community Involvement we can ensure that we continue to use the most effective methods to involve the community in the planning process.’

About these consultations:

Consultation will take place from 23 May to the 18 July 2016. Both documents are available to view on the Council’s website at:


Refuse storage SPD:

Hard copies of both documents are also available at Council offices and at Mid Devon libraries during normal opening hours.

Any comments need to be received in writing by 18 July 2016 (midnight), including the sender’s name and full postal address. All responses will be treated as public documents and published on the Council’s website. Comments should be sent by email to, or posted/delivered to Forward Planning, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. To keep the public up to date in an efficient manner, the Council will rely more heavily on e-mails in the future, so residents are encouraged to provide an email address when they respond to the consultation.

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